Internships and other meaningful work opportunities allow you to gain insight into the workplace, build your networks, gain valuable experience and develop key skills.
The benefits to completing an internship are endless. They provide invaluable insights into roles and industries, help you to gain transferable skills, and make job applications stand out to employers. They are also excellent way to focus your career ideas, whilst also enabling you to apply the knowledge gained from your studies or interests, develop your professional network and enhance your employability.
We have a range of resources to help you find your perfect internship.
- We offer resources on finding, preparing, and applying for a wide range of meaningful work opportunities
- We provide opportunities for you to network with professionals and industry experts in one of our events
- We are partnering with a variety of employers to offer bespoke programmes exclusively for King’s students
We offer King's students four specific routes that support you to gain meaningful work experience.
Aimed at undergraduate students from groups who may face additional challenges to accessing graduate work, including students with disabilities, from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and from minority ethnic groups. Students enrolled on Springboard or Advance have access to an exclusive e-learning course, employer interactions, and ringfenced internships paid at London Living Wage or above.
Explore further for a full list of eligibility criteria for both UK and international students.
Meet professionals and experts to investigate what motivates them, to help you decide which of many exciting destinations is the one for you. On offer will be a range of opportunities from Q&A with recent graduates working in their first roles with selected companies to immersive short experiences.
Accredited or co-curricular internships offered in a range of formats and sectors, designed to broaden your horizons while you gain experience. Some undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes offer the Internship Module as an elective. Please refer to your Programme Handbook to find out if this module is available to you.
Use our online resources to help you find your perfect internship. If you are a current student or recent graduate, you can browse internship opportunities on King's CareerConnect.
Use our online resources to help you find your perfect internship on KEATS and our Career Blog.
King's Host Agreement
If you're doing an internship or placement whilst studying at Kings, you may be requested to complete a host agreement between you, your host and King's College London.
King's has an agreed tripartite agreement (the King's Host Agreement) which satisfies our legal and regulatory requirements for students undertaking an opportunity whilst they are a student of the university.
Full documentation, instructions and the Agreement can be found on the King's Intranet together with the latest information on any restrictions or adjustments which may be in place.
King's Host Agreement (Intranet)
You are eligible to use the King's Host Agreement if you are:
A currently registered student at King's College London, whose formal student status is retained until after the commencement of the relevant opportunity.
Enrolled in a programme of at least six months in length (either full-time or part-time)
Prospective students and offer holders are not eligible to to use the King's Host Agreement, neither are alumni of the institution.
King's College London will amend the Agreement to make clear students who will cease to be currently enrolled students during their proposed opportunity, and are not liable for any refusal which employers may give to graduating students.
King's is unable to sign Agreements for students recently graduated from the institution, unless you are continuing to further study at the institution (e.g. BSc to MSc).